Stories tagged: alaska
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
The Alaska House voted Wednesday to censure a Republican member over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a “free trip …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit part of the Aleutian Islands chain.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
A major earthquake in northwest British Columbia shook up communities in nearby Alaska and Yukon Territory but caused no apparent damage.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.3 aftershock has shaken the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska, nearly two hours after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit the same …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Pilot error, an air company’s culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Larry Aumiller spent 40 years trying to come to terms with the expression on the Boone and Crockett Club’s bear statue. “Those bears can be aggressive,” Aumiller said. “But that’s …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska’s coast.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska’s frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it’s too …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under control as responders fought subfreezing …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska’s southern Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, but it’s unclear how much crude poured into the …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
An oil leak was discovered in Alaska’s Cook Inlet on Saturday, causing a major oil and gas producer to shut down two of its platforms there, officials say.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Immigration agents rounded up 84 people – including 60 with criminal records – during a three-day operation in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, authorities said Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily shut down gas production that feeds into the line.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet is wide open – you just have to know where to look.
Sun., March 12, 2017
Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
A remote Eskimo village on a tundra-covered island in western Alaska is hoping to counter its steep unemployment rate and achieve greater self-sufficiency through one of its few resources: reindeer …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Spanish energy company Repsol says an oil reserve of 1.2 billion barrels has been identified in Alaska’s North Slope, which the company is the largest onshore discovery in the United …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
A federal pipeline safety office says natural gas leaking from an underwater pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have started flowing in December.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
The Coast Guard will conduct a Marine Board of Investigation – the highest level of agency inquiry – into the Feb. 11 loss of the crab boat Destination and six …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted just before 10 a.m. and sent an …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
pre-dawn fire that swept through an apartment complex in Alaska’s largest city and burned for hours killed at least two people and injured at least 16, authorities said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska is searching for a fishing boat with six people that has been missing in the Bering Sea for more than a day.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Marijuana regulators in Alaska narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday that would have made the state the first in the nation to allow marijuana consumers to use the pot they buy …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …